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Marine Microbiology Initiative

Rock-dwelling microbes remove methane from deep sea

Caltech October 14, 2014

Methane-breathing microbes that inhabit rocky mounds on the seafloor could be preventing large volumes of the potent greenhouse gas from entering the oceans and reaching the atmosphere, according to a new study by Caltech researchers.

The rock-dwelling microbes, which are detailed in the Oct. 14 issue of Nature Communications, represent ...

Administration

Harvey V. Fineberg named President of Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

October 13, 2014

PALO ALTO – The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has selected Harvey V. Fineberg, MD, PhD, as its next president. Dr. Fineberg will assume his post on January 1, 2015.

“I'm very pleased that, following an international search, Harvey Fineberg will join the foundation as its next president. He is a ...

Data-Driven Discovery

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation selects awardees for $21 million in grants to stimulate data-driven discovery

October 2, 2014

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation today announced the selection of 14 Moore Investigators in Data-Driven Discovery. These scientists will catalyze new data-driven scientific discoveries through grants to their academic institutions totaling $21 million over five years. These unrestricted awards will enable the recipients to make a profound impact on ...

Data-Driven Discovery

Trifacta’s Jeffrey Heer selected as a recipient of a Moore Investigator in Data-Driven Discovery Award

Trifacta October 2, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA –Trifacta, a Data Transformation Platform provider, today announced that Trifacta CXO, Jeffrey Heer, was selected as a recipient of a Moore Investigator in Data-Driven Discovery award presented by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The foundation will provide 14 select scientists from academic institutions each ...

Patient and Family Engagement

Involving patients and their families in health care delivery key to increasing quality of care, preventing harms and reducing costs

September 23, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Improving health care delivery requires that all stakeholders within the delivery system actively partner with patients and families – central to the concept of patient and family engagement – to create change in how care is received. Yet meaningful patient and family engagement remains the exception not ...

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

UC Davis doctoral student among first recipients of Prestigious Future of Nursing Scholars program awards

September 16, 2014

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing graduate student Sarah Brown Blake is among the 16 nurses who are the first recipients of the Future of Nursing Scholars program awards. This new multifunder scholarship program, spearheaded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), is aimed at increasing the number of doctorally ...

Decoding virus-host interactions in the oxygen-starved ocean

Joint Genome Institute September 15, 2014

For multicellular life—plants and animals—to thrive in the oceans, there must be enough dissolved oxygen in the water. In certain coastal areas, extreme oxygen-starvation produces “dead zones” that decimate marine fisheries and destroy food web structure. As dissolved oxygen levels decline, energy is increasingly diverted away from multicellular life into ...

Global Food Traceability Center launches new Seafood Traceability Financial Tool

WASHINGTON DC — The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) today announced the launch of a Seafood Traceability Financial Tool. This tool assists organizations in the seafood industry in understanding the financial impact (costs and benefits) of implementing traceability. Developed with input from seafood business leaders and ...

Seeing protein synthesis in the field

September 5, 2014

Caltech researchers have developed a novel way to visualize proteins generated by microorganisms in their natural environment—including the murky waters of Caltech's lily pond, as in this image created by Professor of Geobiology Victoria Orphan and her colleagues. The method could give scientists insights to how uncultured microbes (organisms that ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

Scientists apply biomedical technique to reveal changes within the body of the ocean

WHOI News Releases September 4, 2014

For decades, medical researchers have sought new methods to diagnose how different types of cells and systems in the body are functioning. Now scientists have adapted an emerging biomedical technique to study the vast body of the ocean.

In a study published Sept. 5 in the journal Science, a ...